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CEIAG (Careers)

Our Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance leader is based at the purple and grey desk in the upper Sixth Form area and is there to help students with information and guidance on careers and education.

Click here to read TCA's CEIAG strategy for 2018/19 and our 2018/19 CEIAG delivery plan.

We deliver high-quality, individual CEIAG advice and guidance across key stages 3, 4 and 5. This includes quality work experience opportunities in years 10 and 12.

We are very proud to have been named as a partner school under the University of Cambridge’s HE partnership. Our college link is Trinity Hall.

 

TCA offer work experience for students in Year 10 and Year 12. This is to give them an insight into the world of work and develop their employability skills for the future.

Year 10 students complete one full week of work experience during February and Year 12 students have the opportunity to complete two weeks in the summer.

In the first instance, students are given 'own placement' forms that they can use to approach employers and agree their placement. This encourages students to source placements relevant to their own interests or test out a career they are considering. Alternatively, we have access to a database that students can use to request a placement.

Student Placement Form

2020 work experience dates:

  • Year 10 - February 10th - 14th 2020
  • Year 12 - June 22nd - July 3rd 2020

Work placements provide a very valuable experience for students and we hope students will make the most of this opportunity. However, should students be unable to attend their placement at any point, for reason such as illness, both the employer and TCA must be informed of their absence. Employers are also required to confirm with TCA is a student does not attend.

For more details, click here to view the TCA Work Experience Protocol.

Useful documents:

Information booklet for Year 11 families

Student finance: The basics

UCAS Guide for Parents

UCAS undergraduate: Getting started

Parents'/carers' guide to career education and guidance

Guide to using Kudos careers search programme

Apprenticeships: Parents' Pack

Labour Market Information by Region - Quarter 4 2018 (see page 3 for East of England)

Employability skills from STEM Learning

Apprenticeships information: Parents' Pack

Career Information

Links

UCAS Progress
www.ucasprogress.com

On this website students can search, find out about and compare courses at schools, academies, colleges and work-based learning providers.

Click here for information on degree apprenticeships. 

Youthoria
www.youthoria.org

Youthoria is the Youth Support Service website for young people in Cambridgeshire. On the website students can find information and advice on courses and work.

Help from the National Careers Service
www2.cxdirect.com/home.htm

Students can speak to advisers from the National Careers Service seven days a week via telephone, webchat, email or text.

Kudos

https://kudos.cascaid.co.uk/#/

iCould
www.icould.com

icould tells students the inside story of how careers work. It includes case studies of people discussing their career paths, as well as articles and videos.

Amazing Apprenticeships

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/

HelpYouChoose
helpyouchoose.org

HelpYouChoose is the information, advice and careers guidance website for young people in Norfolk.

Opendays.com - The university and college open day directory
www.opendays.com

Contacts

Vicky Read is the Level 6 qualified careers leader.

E: Vread1@thomascarksonacademy.org
T: 01945 585237

Jess Smith is the Senior Leadership Team link.